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Competition Information
For all club competitions,  please remember to fill in an entry form.
Full details and competition rules are in the handbook given to members when they first
join but will be updated each year. 
To see the current details and competition rules in PDF format, click here: Competition Rules
A brief description of all our internal competitions can be seen below: 

During the year there are five ‘normal’ competitions.  These will each have a set theme for two sections and an open subject for the other section in each competition - Deben, Stour and Orwell. 
Deben Shield (no changing of reality is allowed)
  • Set subject
  • Prints sized up to A3 – no minimum size
  • No altered images allowed
Stour Shield (any changes are allowed)
  • Set subject
  • Digital images will need to be up to 1600 px width and 1200 px height
  • As many changes as you like (manipulation is not compulsory)

Orwell Shield (any changes are allowed)

  • Open subject
  • Prints sized up to A3 – no minimum size
  • As many changes as you like (manipulation is not compulsory)     

Picture Trail (digital images only – annual competition)
  • A set of 6 images taken in a set location on a set date.
Skylark Trophy - The Natural World (prints – annual competition)
  •  a competition for nature photography.
Creative Eye Trophy (digital images only – annual competition)
  • ‘Creative Photography’, basically anything except a straight record shot.
Black and White Challenge (prints – annual competition)
  • Up to 4 images may be entered
  • 2 prints in the open section 
  • 2 prints in the set subject section which this year will be “Machines/People and machines”.
East Ipswich Challenge Cup (prints – annual competition)
  •  This is an open subject competition - a set of 3 prints and/or a set of 3 digital images with a related subject.


2021 - 2022 TOPICS

The set subjects for the themed competitions are:

  • People or person
  • Pollution/rubbish
  • Food and/or drink
  • Film titles
  • Landscapes/seascapes/cityscapes
The set subject for the black and white competition is:
  • Architecture